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April 10, 2013

Meatheads Names First Director of Operations FE&S FlashNews

Meatheads named Jason Harbison director of operations.

This Week In Foodservice: Harris Poll Finds Consumers Dine Out — A Lot FE&S FlashNews

The vast majority of Americans dine out regularly — that’s what Harris Interactive found in a recent study. Jerry Stiegler reviews those findings as well as many other economic indicators affecting the foodservice business in This Week In Foodservice.

Starbucks Names Global Chief Strategy Officer FE&S FlashNews

Matthew Ryan was named global chief strategy officer for Starbucks Coffee Company.

Gaylord Industries Announces Rep Expansions and Additions FE&S FlashNews

Ventilation manufacturer Gaylord Industries has expanded its rep base.

Red Robin Names New VP of Menu Innovation and Implementation FE&S FlashNews

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. appointed Steph Steil Hoppe vice president of menu innovation & implementation, overseeing culinary, R&D, assurance and food and beverage functions.

Captain D’s Names New CDO and COO FE&S FlashNews

Captain D’s, the 520-unit Nashville-based fast-casual seafood chain, promoted Jim Stevens to chief operating officer from vice president of operations. Stevens has been with the company since 2011. Captain D’s also named Michael Arrowsmith its new chief development officer.

Manitowoc Announces Foodservice Management Transition FE&S FlashNews

Michael Kachmer has resigned as president of the Manitowoc Foodservice Group, according to a company release. In the interim, Glen Tellock, Manitowoc’s chairman and chief executive officer, will lead the foodservice group until Kachmer’s successor is identified.

Rational USA Names New President FE&S FlashNews

Markus Glueck is the new president for Rational USA. He takes over for Björn Rowland, who will remain with the company as area vice president of North America.

Six Dealers Join FEDA Board FE&S FlashNews

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association announced that three current board members were re-elected to serve another two-year term. In addition, FEDA announced that six of its members were elected to a first two-year term on the association’s board of directors.

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